I am a little embarrassed that this question might be ridiculous, but I feel like I'm losing my mind.
I purchased this wall sconce and added in a toggle switch because there's no wall switch on the circuit. The finished product came out pretty well:
However, now that it is installed on the wall, the issue I am facing is that the included G9 LED bulb refuses to fit in the socket. I have tried pushing it with a fair amount of force, but it refuses to go in. Here is a close-up of the socket:
And here is a close-up of the base of the bulb:
You can see some scuff marks in the center near the bottom where it appears to have been scuffed as I tried to push it into the socket.
Is it possible that the vibrations when I was drilling for the added switch loosened the small metal pieces that would grip the bulb? Or is this a common issue with G9 LEDs? Or am I simply being overcautious, and should just add force until it gets in there?